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Laurel Fork Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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10.6 mile 17.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 310' 95 m
Descent: -1,104' -337 m
High: 1,658' 505 m
Low: 864' 263 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Tyler Campbell

A creek trail with lots of water crossings.

Tyler Campbell

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Lots of creeks for kids to splash in!

If the water is really high it could be an issue if you aren't willing to get wet.

Description

This trail follows the Laurel Fork Creek from Station Camp Ford to the Sawmill Trailhead. It is a really beautiful trail with 20+ creek crossings depending on the water level. On average, the creek crossings will be no higher than your knees. Keep an eye out for beavers, and you'll surely see lots of beaver chews. For the most part this trail is pretty flat, but heading up to Sheltowee Trace going east is a pretty big uphill.

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Nov 9, 2019
Lincoln Hulbert
From Black House Trail to Slave falls loop, first 3 miles hard to stay on track. Lost of markers missing 20+ creek crossings. Be prepared 6.5mi — 3h 15m
Aug 10, 2018
Davis Farris
Lots of water!
Mar 31, 2018
Rachel Young
Oct 30, 2017
Tyler Campbell
Beautiful fall day with around 20 creek crossings 10mi — 5h 00m
Nov 11, 2016
Bryon Larrance
We hiked during a drought and had 26 creek crossings. 75% of crossings had to be done by wading. Trail is not marked well. 15mi
Nov 4, 2016
Bryon Larrance

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